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Jerry Falwell, Jr. says he might support 'civil disobedience' if Dems pass gun control

•, Campus Reform

Despite thousands of protesters showing up at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond on Friday, the Virginia House Public Safety Committee passed multiple bills restricting the use of guns and their sales.  The bills, which will now be debated in the full Virginia House, include background checks for gun sales conducted through private transfers, a red flag law, a bill to limit consumers' handgun purchases to one per month, and another that would make it a felony to leave a handgun where it could endanger a child, according to WTVR-TV.

"I'm pretty sure I'm going to call for civil disobedience if the Democrats go through with this," Liberty's Falwell told conservative commentator Todd Starnes earlier this month, as reported by The Christian Post.

"You don't mess with people's guns in this part of the state," Falwell said.

Falwell also told Starnes that if he calls for civil disobedience, he does not think those who would be called upon to enforce the laws would be unhappy with the disobedience: "The hundred municipalities and jurisdictions who have passed resolutions to protect the Second Amendment, I think the police officers and the populace would not be opposed to just disobeying."

Grayson County, Virginia Sheriff Richard Vaughan told Fox News recently that he will not enforce such measures if passed.